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SHOWING 76 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'EXPERIMENTAL'
Jeremiah Tower The Last Magnificent

JEREMIAH TOWER THE LAST MAGNIFICENT

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Lydia Tenaglia
  • Country: USA
The Last Magnificent charts the life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Yet his name has largely been obliterated from history. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, and Ruth Reichl, this delicious documentary for the culinary set tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Experimental
Journey to the West

JOURNEY TO THE WEST

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 56 minutes
  • Directed By: Ming Liang Tsai and Tsai Ming-liang
  • Country: France, Taiwan R.O.C.
A meditation loosely based on the classical Chinese story by Wu Cheng’en, this groundbreaking new interpretation brings the legendary pilgrimage of a Buddhist monk into the present tense. Tsai Ming Liang bids us to look and listen, providing a timeless take on the spiritual journey of an individual in constant negotiation with the self and the substrate in which he finds himself. Journey to the West proposes that true enlightenment awaits those who endure. |Read More
Experimental
Karpotrotter

KARPOTROTTER

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Directed By: Matjaž Ivanišin
  • Country: Slovenia
Karpotrotter is a road movie about place, time, and memory, as well as an homage to filmmaker Karpo Godina, whose work flourished during the Black Wave of Yugoslavian filmmaking in the 1960s. Director Matjaž Ivanišin retraces the footsteps of his compatriot’s journey, interlacing Godina’s original Super 8mm footage with folklore music, landscape imagery, and contemporary portraits of the local villagers. |Read More
Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
LoveTrue Exclusive Scenes and Talk with Alma Harel Shia LaBeouf

LOVETRUE EXCLUSIVE SCENES AND TALK WITH ALMA HAREL SHIA LABEOUF

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 34 minutes
  • Directed By: Alma Har'el
  • Country: USA
Director Alma Har'el returns to TFF with an exclusive preview of clips from her latest film. LoveTrue weaves three challenging relationships, while examining non-fiction performance as a documentation of truth and a purveyor of memory. Join Har'el and Executive Producer, Shia LaBeouf for a first look at scenes from her work-in-progress and an intimate conversation about True Love. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Experimental
Manifesto

MANIFESTO

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Julian Rosefeldt
  • Country: Germany
All current art is fake. Nothing is original. These are some of the statements exposed in artist Julian Rosefeldt's stunning piece. Starring Cate Blanchett, we witness a series of vignettes which draw upon artist manifestos that question the true nature of art. A chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms in each segment like never before. |Read More
Experimental
Meeting a Monster

MEETING A MONSTER

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Country: USA
Through audio recordings and re-enactments, former white supremacist Angela King relives the memories of, and motivations behind, the eight years she spent inside the white power movement—and the path she took to get out. While the monsters of Angela’s past define the years she spent mired in hate, she finds redemption only after acknowledging the ultimate monster: herself. |Read More
Experimental, Drama, Female Director(s), Latino Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
Noise Reduction II: Chinatown

NOISE REDUCTION II: CHINATOWN

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Rahee Punyashioka
  • Country: India
The lament over the ‘death’ of film is re-enacted digitally, as the screen-as-landscape reacts to the material exegeses of film—scratches, splices, sprockets, dust etc.—that are digitally [de/re]constructed, in (im)probable verisimilitude to Celluloid. The sound design, text, and voice-over contribute to the film experience, as it simultaneously criticizes it.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma |Read More
Experimental
objects in mirror AR closer than they appear

OBJECTS IN MIRROR AR CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: USA
Based on the critically acclaimed theatrical performance The Object Lesson, objects in mirror AR closer than they appear fuses augmented reality technology with an immersive theater installation, inviting audiences to reflect on the relationship between new media and archaic objects; 21st-century technology and 19th-century magic; and memory and optical illusion. The piece creates a philosophical playground to explore the shifting relationship between images, memories, and things. |Read More
Experimental
Optical Sound

OPTICAL SOUND

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Elke Groen and Christian Neubacher
  • Country: Austria
Music is there at the start. The composition is in charge of direction and draws the sound-on-film onto the image. The sound-on-film generates abstract pictures that trace and visualize the music.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma |Read More
Experimental
Queerskins: a love story

QUEERSKINS: A LOVE STORY

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: USA
In Missouri in the early ’90s, a diary and a box of belongings offers a devoutly Catholic mother—and participants of this haptic virtual-reality experience—a chance to know Sebastian, the estranged son she has lost to AIDS. Sitting in the back seat of a car, behind Sebastian's parents, you take an emotionally charged journey down a country road, a memory lane populated with scrapbook artifacts that present an archive of Sebastian’s life. |Read More
Experimental, Drama, LGBT, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s), Tribeca Film Institute Alumni
Romance Sans Paroles

ROMANCE SANS PAROLES

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 4 minutes
  • Directed By: Christophe Guérin
  • Country: France
Deconstruction and reconstruction from a found footage of a swashbuckling movie. Hundreds of images were scanned from film fragments and put together to get a rhythmic composition, “a stream of light energy,” giving a new life to the actors of an obscure forgotten film.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma |Read More
Experimental
Show About The Show

SHOW ABOUT THE SHOW

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: USA
The Show About The Show is Caveh Zahedi’s self-referential scripted meta-series about a Brooklyn filmmaker trying to make a TV show. Co-starring Alex Karpovsky, Eleonore Hendricks, Dustin Defa, and a who’s who of Brooklyn’s independent filmmaking community, it tells the story of everything that can and does go wrong in trying to get a television series funded, produced, and distributed. |Read More
Comedy, Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Experimental, TFF Alumni